DeKalb Glass Recycling Program

Art or violation?

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Local artist told displays violate code Local artist Kyle “black cat tips” Brooks has made a name for himself selling his artwork in the Atlanta area. Brooks, a DeKalb County resident for more than a decade, said he purchased his home and land near Lithonia because he wanted a place to display his material.  However, […]

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More than a game

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  Growing up, Frank Johnson assumed that chess was something “old guys did.” Johnson’s father played chess but didn’t teach his son the game. During Johnson’s youth, chess just seemed out of reach for him.  Now, Johnson is giving young adults the opportunity he didn’t have by introducing them to the game of chess at […]

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No place like home

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  United Methodist Children’s Home sells property After decades of service to at-risk children in the DeKalb county area, the United Methodist Children’s Home in Decatur sold its property to the city of Decatur for $40 million. In an April 17 city commission meeting, commissioners voted to purchase the 77 acres of property currently owned […]

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MARTA wants to get it right

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Additional parking spaces added for new riders   Following the Interstate 85 bridge collapse, many DeKalb County commuters are choosing MARTA for their transportation needs—some for the first time.  As a result, MARTA officials announced the addition of new parking spaces at some of the more crowded MARTA stations thanks to a partnership with AT&T. […]

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Sheriff Mann: ‘volunteers make this prison work’

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Sheriff’s office hosts volunteer appreciation day  Furqan Muhammad, a chaplain who volunteers at the DeKalb County Jail, said his line of work is a calling. Once the guard doors close, everyone can’t handle it, he said.  Chaplains such as Muhammad, along with the Sheriff’s Office Reserves Unit and organizations that provide volunteer services to the […]

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Stonecrest voters decide council seats

Registered Stonecrest voters get ready to cast their ballots in the April 18 runoff election.

The new city of Stonecrest now has a complete roster of elected officials after voters decided who would represent them in city council seats 2, 4 and 5, as Rob Turner, George Turner and Diane Adoma won their runoff elections.  More than 3,700 people voted in the Stonecrest runoff election on April 18, representing an […]

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DeKalb voters confused during special election

A DeKalb voter registration official said thousands of people were turned away after finding out they did not live in District 6 to be able to vote.

Anyone who listened to the radio or watched television leading up to the April 18 District 6 special election likely heard advertisements stressing the importance of residents getting to the polls and voting.  Some DeKalb residents took that message quite literally, which resulted in confusion on Election Day.  Maxine Daniels, director of voter registration and […]

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SPLOST talk heats up in DeKalb

DeKalb County commissioners discussed the possibility of new provisions for SPLOST under Senate Bill 156 at the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners legislative retreat April 14.

A few months after the word “tolled” derailed a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum in DeKalb County, commissioners are now revisiting the issue and hope to talk with constituents about SPLOST in the upcoming months.  Commissioners, county officials and residents are awaiting the governor’s signature on two bills that would affect SPLOST […]

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